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Population Studies Objective Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Population Studies MCQs Set 4

1 According to recent estimates of UN (2017) in which of the following year, India’s population will be equal to china’s population ?
1 2022
2 2024
3 2026
4 2028

Answer: 2024
2 Which among the following combination rightly describes ‘voluntary migration’ ?

(a) Migration for higher education

(b) Migration due to ethnic cleansing

(c) Migration for better house

(d) Migration due to salinisation of agricultural land

Code :
1 Only (a) and (b)
2 Only (a) and (c)
3 Only (c) and (d)
4 Only (a) and (d)

Answer: Only (a) and (c)
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3 Arrange the following states in descending order (high to low) according to size of aged population 60 years and above.

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Kerala

(d) Punjab

Code :
1 (c), (b), (d), (a)
2 (a), (b), (c), (d)
3 (d), (a), (b), (c)
4 (b), (c), (a), (d)

Answer: (c), (b), (d), (a)
4 Which among the following is required to estimate singulate mean age at marriage (SMAM) ?
1 Age at marriage of all married persons
2 Age at marriage of persons marrying in last 1 year
3 Population remains single by age
4 Age at marriage weighted by age

Answer: Population remains single by age
5 Gender Inequality Index (GII) computed by United Nations , is based on which of the following combinations ?

(a) Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)

(b) Adolescent Fertility Rate

(c) Gaps in percentage of atleast primary education among males and females

(d) Percentage representation of women in parliament

(e) Gap in expectation of life at birth among males and females

Code :
1 (a), (b), (c), (e)
2 (a), (b), (c), (d)
3 (a), (b), (e)
4 (a), (b), (d)

Answer: (a), (b), (c), (d)
6 Which one of the following is not measures of association for cohart studies ?
1 Rate Ratio (RR)
2 Odds Ratio (OR)
3 Attributable Risk (AR)
4 Population Attributable Risk (PAR)

Answer: Odds Ratio (OR)
7 The crude birth rate of any population is generally denoted as :
1 Per one hundred
2 Per one thousand
3 Per ten thousand
4 Per one lakh

Answer: Per one thousand
8 According to vision 2020 document of India, how many additional users of family planning for women is needed to sustain coverage of over 100 million women by 2020 ?
1 40 million
2 45 million
3 48 million
4 50 million

Answer: 48 million
9 According to United Nations Estimate 2017, which of the following country in Africa, will be third largest populated country in the world by 2020 A.D. ?
1 South Africa
2 Nigeria
3 Ethiopia
4 United Republic of Tanzania

Answer: Nigeria

Assertion (A) : Some institutions are promoting inclusion and diversity by recruiting more women in their organizations.

Reason (R) : It is found that most of the successful organizations have atleast 30 to 50 percent women force in their organizations.

Code :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is correct explanation of (A)
2 Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is not the only explanation of (A)
3 (A) is true, but (R) is false
4 (A) is false, but (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true, (R) is not the only explanation of (A)
11 On what grounds National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) promoted by Government of India ? Choose the correct Combination.

(a) Under investments in health care of its citizens by Indian Government

(b) Nearly 70 percent of citizens spend money on health care from out of pocket money

(c) This insurance is not cost effective

(d) Provision of wellness centers sub-centers

Code :
1 (a) (b) (c)
2 (a) (b) (d)
3 (b) (c) (d)
4 (c) (a) (d)

Answer: (a) (b) (d)
12 Which of the following economic theory advocates reducing taxes on businesses and on the wealthy in society as a means to stimulate business investment in the short-term and benefit society at large in the long run/term ?
1 Comprehensive growth theory
2 Trickle down theory
3 Demographic transition theory
4 Malthus theory

Answer: Trickle down theory

Assertion (A) : Inequalities in sexual and Reproductive Health correlate with economic inequality.

Reason (R) : Within most developing countries today, access to critical sexual and Reproductive Health care is generally lowest among the poorest 20% of households.

Code :
1 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong
2 Both (A) and (R) are correct
3 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct
4 Both (A) and (R) are wrong

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are correct
14 Which of the following state has introduced Vajpayee Arogya Sree (VAS) Scheme in 2010 for people below poverty line ?
1 Kerala
2 Andhra Pradesh
3 Bihar
4 Karnataka

Answer: Karnataka
15 Which of the following is related to Pearl Pregnancy Index ?
1 Fertility
2 Mortality
3 Migration
4 Family Planning

Answer: Family Planning

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